At WHIN, students experience math through a lens of fun, exciting discovery. Math units are not taught in isolation, but rather multiple skills and standards are interwoven to create rich tasks and scenarios for learners, and standards are revisited throughout the year to ensure student mastery. Deep conceptual understanding is reached through concrete and hands-on experience.
We are using Bridges, a highly-regarded constructivist elementary math curriculum, as our cornerstone program, which will be supplemented with additional intervention and extension materials.
Assessments are used to analyze how students’ mathematical understandings and skills are developing. Students who are struggling to meet grade level standards receive additional support in the form of small group instruction and possibly Tier 2 or Tier 3 intervention as well.